January 26, 2018

Here’s your daily Digest after a burst of articles. High-intensity swimming can impact immunity and microbial diversity in mice. Intestinal microbiota can alter host epigenetic in mice. A sad story of an eight year old boy killed by flesh eating bacteria…

Jobs and events

The Human Microbiome – Heidelberg, Germany


General microbiology

Peptidoglycan compositional analysis of Enterococcus faecalis biofilm by stable isotope labeling by amino acids in bacterial culture – James D. Chang et al. – Biochemistry

Pregnancy and early life

Vaginal dysbiosis increases risk of preterm fetal membrane rupture, neonatal sepsis and is exacerbated by erythromycin – Richard G. Brown et al. – BMC Medicine

Human skin microbiome

* Review: Skin microbiota–host interactions – Y. Erin Chen et al. – Nature

Human vaginal microbiome

Probiotics in the Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Vaginal Infections: Review Article – Jun-Mo Kim and Yoo Jin Park – Journal of Menopausal Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Silver Fluoride as a Treatment for Dental Caries – J.A. Horst – Advances in Dental Research

Therapeutic Strategies Targeting Cariogenic Biofilm Microenvironment – Y. Liu & Z. Ren et al. – Advances in Dental Research

Video protocol: Oral Biofilm Sampling for Microbiome Analysis in Healthy Children – Elisabeth Santigli et al. – JoVE

Human gut microbiome

Review: Clostridium difficile control measures: current and future methods for prevention – Erik R. Dubberke & Carlos Mejia-Chew – Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Review: Colorectal Cancers: An Update on Their Molecular Pathology – Kentaro Inamura – Cancers

Review: Role of microbiota-derived lipopolysaccharide in adipose tissue inflammation, adipocyte size and pyroptosis during obesity – Lars-Georg Hersoug et al. – Nutrition Research Reviews

* Review: Role of priority effects in the early-life assembly of the gut microbiota – Daniel Sprockett et al. – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Upper Respiratory Symptoms, Gut Health and Mucosal Immunity in Athletes – Candice Colbey et al. – Sports Medicine

Review: Microbiota in obesity: interactions with enteroendocrine, immune and central nervous systems – R. J. Mulders et al. – Obesity Reviews

Factors Associated with the Use of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infections – Sehrish Jamot et al. – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Animal experiments

Zebrafish: Dysregulation of Intestinal Health by Environmental Pollutants: Involvement of the Estrogen Receptor and Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor – Lianguo Chen et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Probiotic/prebiotic correction for adverse effects of iron fortification on intestinal resistance to Salmonella infection in weaning mice – Feifei Lin et al. – Food & Function

Beneficial effects of consumption of acerola, cashew or guava processing by-products on intestinal health and lipid metabolism in dyslipidaemic female Wistar rats – Kamila Sabino Batista et al. – British Journal of Nutrition

Rat: Berberine Modulates Gut Microbiota and Reduces Insulin Resistance via the TLR4 Signaling Pathway – Dan Liu & Yiyi Zhang et al. – Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes

Early microbial colonization affects DNA methylation of genes related to intestinal immunity and metabolism in preterm pigs – Xiaoyu Pan et al. – DNA Research

Mouse: Innate and adaptive lymphocytes sequentially shape the gut microbiota and lipid metabolism – Kairui Mao et al. – Nature

* Influence of excessive exercise on immunity, metabolism and gut microbial diversity in an overtraining mice model – Xin Yuan et al. – Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

* Mouse: An obesity-associated gut microbiome reprograms the intestinal epigenome and leads to altered colonic gene expression – Yufeng Qin et al. – Genome Biology

* Gut Microbiota-Derived Short Chain Fatty Acids Induce Circadian Clock Entrainment in Mouse Peripheral Tissue – Yu Tahara et al. – Scientific Reports

Time-course responses of ileal and fecal microbiota and metabolite profiles to antibiotics in cannulated pigs – Kan Gao et al. – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Preprint: Toxoplasma gondii infection triggers chronic cachexia and sustained commensal dysbiosis in mice – Jessica A Hatter et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Rapid and Specific Methods to Differentiate Foodborne Pathogens, Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and the New Species Causing Spotty Liver Disease in Chickens, Campylobacter hepaticus – Thi Thu Hao Van et al. – Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

Microbial community and short-chain fatty acid profile in gastrointestinal tract of goose – H Yang et al. – Poultry Science

Exploration of the faecal microbiota and biomarker discovery in equine grass sickness – Joy Leng et al. – Journal of Proteome Research

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Amendment of Agricultural Soil with Metal Nanoparticles: Effects on Soil Enzyme Activity and Microbial Community Composition – Bahareh Asadishad et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Induction of abiotic stress tolerance in plants by endophytic microbes – Rusi Lata et al. – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Opinion piece: Plant pathogen effector proteins as manipulators of host microbiomes? – Nick C. Snelders et al. – Molecular Plant Pathology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metabarcoding analysis on European coastal samples reveals new molecular metazoan diversity – David Lopez-Escardo et al. – bioRxiv

Food microbiome

Fungal networks shape dynamics of bacterial dispersal and community assembly in cheese rind microbiomes – Yuanchen Zhang et al. – Nature Communications

Phages and viruses

Distinct Effects of Type I and III Interferons on Enteric Viruses – Harshad Ingle et al. – Viruses


GC-MS Analysis of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Feces, Cecum Content, and Blood Samples – Lisa R. Hoving et al. – Clinical Metabolomics

NMR Analysis of Fecal Samples – Hye Kyong Kim et al. – Clinical Metabolomics


Spherical: an iterative workflow for assembling metagenomic datasets – Thomas C. A. Hitch and Christopher J. Creevey – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Middle Eastern diet increases gut microbiota diversity, shows benefit in cirrhosis – Healio

Bacterial DNA sequencing could help design ‘friendlier’ nanoparticles – Belle Dumé – Nanotechweb

Consumption of Dietary Fiber May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome – Anamika P – TGHN

Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria – Jim Daley – The Scientist

New Ocean-Dwelling, Bacteria-Killing Tailless Virus Hid in Plain Sight – Mindy Weisberger – Live Science

New method developed to detect bacteria in food and water – Ananya Mandal – News Medical

eNose Successfully Recognizes Bacteria in Common Soft Tissue Infections – Michaela Fleming – Contagion Live

Are There Zombie Viruses In The Thawing Permafrost? – Michaeleen Doucleff – NPR

* ‘He was so strong’: Boy, 8, dies from flesh-eating bacteria – by Associated Press – New York Post

Publishing and education

Preprint: Harmonizing semantic annotations for computational models in biology – Maxwell L Neal et al. – bioRxiv

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